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Artist’s Statement

Painting has been a double joy for me because it combines my love for nature with my creative spirit.  I try to blend visual rhythm, the effects of light, and an impressionistic color palette to capture the mood of a location.  I feel very fortunate to live in an area that gives me so much inspiration.  My landscapes are a reflection of the beautiful countryside, rolling hills, mountains, lush vegetation and the radiant colors of Virginia. 

"Art depends on men dedicated to nature" -- Francis Bacon

Exhibits and Awards

2019 Key West Plein Air Show

- First Place Peoples Choice

2018 & 2019 Truman Plein Air Show - 2x First Place Winner

Roanoke City Art Show

- Best of Show

Roanoke City Purchase Award

Lynchburg Art Festival

Bedford County Art Show

Smith Mountain Art Show

Lynchburg Kaleidoscope

Lexington on the Green

Lynchburg Fine Arts Center

Western Museum of Art

DuPage Town And Country

- Art Show

Winfield Fine Arts

DuPage Art League

Naperville Art League

Oakbrook Fine Arts

Chicago Gold Coast


Current Galleries

Crossroads Gallery

2016 Staplesmill Rd

Richmond, VA

Goose Creek Gallery

302 Court St

Bedford, VA 24523

Studio Gallery Forest, VA


Born in Chicago, resided in Wheaton, IL-1993

Moved to the Old Elkton Farm in Forest, Virginia-1993

Married 50 years, 4 sons

Studied at Chicago Art Institute and American Academy of Art

Workshops and classes by renown artists: Don Digman; Charles Movalli; Ted Smuskiewicz; Ted Goerschner; Jack Beale and others.  

In Kathleen's 40-year career she has sold hundreds of paintings to individual collectors, small businesses, churches and corporations.  She has displayed her artwork at 6 one-woman shows in Virginia and in the Midwest.  Collectors appreciate her ability to capture the atmosphere, and mood of beautiful places.

© 2018 Kathleen Husted, all rights reserved